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Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

...Counsels, Lauren Smoker and John Lepore, in consultation with the Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Law and Programs Division.Kinneen was recused from the June meeting based on the fishing interests employer, the Norton...
Outside editorial: Party on: New ethics law cracked down on lobbyists - or did it?

...lobbyist-underwritten partying. Sound off on the important issues at It wasn't supposed to be this way. The new ethics law prohibits lobbyists and the entities that employ them from hosting - read, paying for - convention parties to "honor...
Lunch and Learn events at state Capitol raise questions

...resources are used, there has to be a legislative purpose and there cannot be a private benefit, Anderson said. But the ethics law doesn't define legislative purpose.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, and chair of the House Rules Committee...
Alaska editorial: Abuse of ethics complaints leads to bad politics

...guarantees it. But when Alaskans use the ethics law to score political points, they...complains the governor has violated state ethics law by having her old friend Kristan...worth an ethics complaint. State ethics law is not a megaphone for crying foul...
Complaint filed against ex-administrative head

...of Administration, accusing him of violating a state ethics law by taking a job with the largest state employees' union...the ASEA job not to do any work that would violate the ethics law, Duncan said. He requested an appendix be added to...
State Republican chairman won't quit

...Republican Party acknowledged violating ethics law when he held a state job but said...he admitted his conduct violated ethics law and he agreed to pay a substantial...may have been concerned that the ethics law would not be justly applied. It...
Ethics law passes Legislature

A broad-ranging ethics reform package is ready for Gov. Sarah Palin's signature.
Ethics law targets Juneau lobbyist

Trying to improve ethical standards in the Capitol, lawmakers have banned Geoffrey Bullock from working as a lobbyist next year.
Audit reveals less than full disclosure

The key to Alaska's government ethics law is disclosure, but the most recent financial reports filed by state legislators are replete with incomplete, unresponsive, and...
Palin book deal was self-serving, not illegal

...alleging that former Gov. Sarah Palin violated the state ethics law when she signed a book deal relies upon a strained reading...25 million is "compensation," and a lot of it. The ethics law defines compensation as "any money, thing of value...


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